The Mayor’s Office of Food Policy laid out Food Forward NYC, a comprehensive 10-year food policy plan to reach a more equitable, sustainable, and healthy food system. As signatories of the C40 Good Food Cities Declaration and the Coolfood Pledge, New York City is committed to tracking its food-related GHG emissions and reducing by 33 percent the carbon footprint of the food it purchases by 2030.
The New Inventory Shows Food Represents The Third Largest Contributor to New York City’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The City Pledged to Reduce Food-Based Emissions by 33 Percent by 2030. Also, Launched A Corporate Challenge to Reduce Private Sector Food Emissions by 25 Percent.
The NYC Mayor’s Office of Food Policy works to increase food security; promote access to and consumption of healthy foods; and support economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and equity in the food system.
If you need food, you can get help today at one of New York City's food pantries, which provide groceries to cook at home, or community kitchens, which provide hot meals.
Lifestyle Medicine uses healthy lifestyle habits to prevent and treat common chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Nutrition is one tenant of Lifestyle Medicine and we are working with nutrition teams at H+H as we continue to expand the program.
New York City has universal free lunch for all students. Through partnerships we have worked to develop healthy, plant-powered, and culturally relevant meals.